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$500,000 Awarded to Marshall Co. Fair


Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, last Thursday announced that more than $11 million in federal grant funding is being awarded to 21 rural Hoosier communities. One of the grants will support fairgrounds improvements at the Marshall County 4-H Fairgrounds in Argos.

Marshall County was awarded $500,000 through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for the construction of a multi-purpose community building to be located at the county fairgrounds. The building will be approximately 8,000 square feet and able to accommodate more than 400 individuals for a variety of year-round events.

Two other north-ern Indiana communities, North Judson and Winamac, were grant recipients. The town of North Judson was awarded $550,000 for drinking water system improvements. The project will build a new water well, add a backup generator for the water system and rehabilitate the town's two water towers.

The town of Winamac was awarded $700,000 for wastewater improvements. This project will modify the existing wastewater stabilization la-goons.

The next round of the CDBG grants will begin on April 16, with proposals due on May 25. Final applica-tions are due Aug. 16. For more information about these programs, contact Eric Ogle, CDBG program director, at eogle1@ocra.in.gov.

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